Thursday, December 8, 2011
Where it's So White as Snow: Snow Globes
We were under the impression that it was going to get cold enough in D.C. soon that all this rain would turn to snow. No luck yet. In the meantime, we made some snow globes at school. Mom bought these plastic penguins and superglued them onto the lids of plastic OTC containers (glass containers look nicer, but probably not a great idea with a bunch of toddlers). At school we each got to help pour water into our container, add a few drops of glycerine, and (most importantly) pour a whole mess of glitter inside and shake, shake, shake. We used two kinds of glitter (regular silver glitter from OTC and fancy Martha Stewart glitter) and these turned out great. Mom made a tester the night before with similar plastic cowboy figures and used mostly the MS glitter, which actually seemed to have dissolved a bit the next day and made the water cloudy. So we stuck mostly with the old school stuff for our penguin ones.